Annual and transition report of foreign private issuers pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes - Provision for Income Taxes (Details)

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Income Taxes - Provision for Income Taxes (Details) - CAD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Disclosure of income tax [Abstract]      
Loss before income taxes $ (15,475,353) $ (15,130,605) $ (13,719,842)
Statutory Canadian corporate tax rate 27.00% 27.00% 26.00%
Anticipated tax recovery $ (4,178,345) $ (4,085,263) $ (3,567,159)
Foreign jurisdiction tax rate difference 2,899,190 2,184,796 2,659,145
Employee stock based compensation 156,250 109,641 111,680
Change in tax rate 0 0 (1,336,941)
Adjustment to opening tax pools 162,162 (39,569) (1,339,467)
Other permanent differences 53,039 100,525 23,620
Change in deferred tax benefits deemed not probable to be recovered 1,051,725 1,739,557 3,455,622
Current income taxes 144,021 9,687 6,500
Adjustment in respect to prior periods (2,523) (313) (3,347)
Net current tax expense $ 141,498 $ 9,374 $ 3,153